7 Ways Donald Trump and 50 Cent Are the Same Person

July 24, 2015

Bill Maher recently described Donald Trump as "the white Kanye." But Maher, who's not known for his in-depth hip-hop knowledge, is a little off with that comparison. If anything, Trump is more like Kanye West's sometime frenemy 50 Cent. The overlap between...


50 Cent Downplays Bankruptcy: 'I'm Taking Precautions'

July 14, 2015

One day after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy, 50 Cent downplayed the move as a normal, preventive measure while at a junket for Southpaw, the new boxing movie he stars in alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, E! reports. "I'm taking the precautions...


50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy Following Sex Tape Verdict

July 13, 2015

UPDATE: 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million to Lastonia Leviston in punitive damages in addition to the $5 million verdict handed down earlier this month, according to The Associated Press. 50 Cent has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...


See Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Look Back in New Doc

March 5, 2015

A new Eminem documentary, featuring interviews with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, among others, tells the story of how the rapper's self-released tape opened the doors to a hip-hop empire. Not Afraid: The Shady Record Story, which Complex produced, comes on the...



50 Cent, Laverne Cox Join Cyndi Lauper to Help LGBT Youth

October 22, 2014

Now in its fourth year, Cyndi Lauper's annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert has helped gain awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness as well as raise money for the singer's True Colors Fund. This year, the...


50 Cent Talks New Educational Reality Show

October 1, 2014

Four years ago, 50 Cent had an epiphany about his contribution to society. "I started assessing my legacy and how I want people to remember me," he tells Rolling Stone at a press event for the second season of SundanceTV's education-based reality...


50 Cent 'Stars' in 'MaleFiftyCent'

June 6, 2014

50 Cent's release of his fifth album Animal Ambition this week has thrust the multihyphenate back to his original career as rapper. The businessman's recent promotional run for the album — his first since 2009's Before I Self Destruct —...


50 Cent Blames Bad Pitch on 'Excessive Masturbation'

June 4, 2014

Last week, rapper 50 Cent made headlines not for his music – but his lack of athletic skill, throwing the worst first pitch in the history of MLB (and, well, since the invention of baseballs). But there's a perfectly good explanation for the...

Album Review

Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

June 2, 2014

Earlier this year, 50 Cent slid from the world's biggest major to an indie deal – a move that, just a few years ago, would have been as unthinkable as Alex Rodriguez stepping to the plate for a farm team. And where the old 50 – the guy who,...


50 Cent Is Now an Indie Artist

February 20, 2014

50 Cent has severed ties to Interscope Records, as well as its Eminem- and Dr. Dre-helmed imprints, in favor of an independent distributor. All future Fiddy releases, as well as those by artists on his G-Unit label, will now come out via Caroline. Where...


50 Cent Explains How G-Unit's Tenuous Reunion Came Together

October 7, 2014

Even the most ardent hip-hop fans may have trouble keeping up with the drama and accusations between 50 Cent and fellow G-Unit rappers Young Buck, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. For years, the on-again, off-again crew has cycled between amiability and...


See Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus Sing Off 'Chelsea Lately'

August 27, 2014

Chelsea Handler ended her long-running E! series Chelsea Lately with an epic finale, as a horde of A-list pals joined the comedian for a corny sing-along sign-off called "She Wants to Sing." The "We Are the World" parody featured musicians...


Fight the 'Power': 50 Cent on His New Cable TV Drama

June 5, 2014

Back when Curtis James Jackson III was working an outer-borough corner — and before the South Jamaica resident became rap star/movie star/business mogul 50 Cent — he saw a lot of power plays and pole positioning go down among some would-be...

Live Review

Nicki Minaj, G-Unit Win Summer Jam 2014

June 2, 2014

A decade ago, when 50 Cent performed at his hometown stadium party, Hot 97's Summer Jam, chaos ensued when audience members threw chairs at him during a G-Unit performance. 50 threw them back. At the time, his compatriot Tony Yayo told the audience, "Something...


50 Cent on his Pitching Skills: 'I'm Not a Professional Player'

May 30, 2014

50 Cent made headlines (and SportsCenter) earlier this week, after his disastrous first pitch at a New York Mets game. And, once you watch his wayward toss – which went up the first-base line, rather than taking the traditional route towards...


50 Cent Should Never Go Near a Baseball Again

May 28, 2014

50 Cent's hip hop bona fides and business acumen is indisputable. His athletic ability, apparently, less so. The rapper was invited to throw out the first ball Tuesday night at Citi Field, where the New York Mets were hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates....



The 10 Wildest Rap Beefs of All Time

August 15, 2013

Last night, after a week of silence, Meek Mill finally released a response to the beef he had started with Drake, which ends with a mention of T.I.'s friend urinating on the Toronto rapper-crooner. The Maybach Music Group artist...


50 Cent Faces Domestic Violence Charge

August 5, 2013

Rapper 50 Cent is due in a Los Angeles court today to face arraignment on charges that include domestic violence and vandalism. If convicted, the rapper faces up to $46,000 in fines and up to five years in prison, The Associated Press reports. 50...


50 Cent Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charge

August 6, 2013

50 Cent entered a plea of not guilty in court on Monday for charges of domestic violence and vandalism in a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Daphne Navarez. The rapper was told to stay away from Narez, reports The Associated Press, and he is also prohibited...